— Kenny Smith (@TheJetOnTNT) March 18, 2017
The “2.2 ppg” is in reference to Ball’s measly scoring average during his time with the Washington State Cougars in what was a short-lived college basketball career.
With this post Barkley and Smith are highlighting the claims that LaVar was never really an outstanding basketball player to begin with. Many believed that the 48-year-old father of the very promising Ball brothers trio has gone way over his big head when he claimed that he could have beaten Michael Jordan one-on-one in his heyday. The statistics obviously prove otherwise.
The original version of the photo used here is that of the great Wilt Chamberlain after he set the NBA single-game scoring record on March 2, 1962 after scoring 100 points for the Philadelphia Warriors in their game against the New York Knicks.
See the original photo below:
The exchange between Barkley and Ball have been going on for some time now after the former began calling out the latter for his numerous questionable claims about his son, Lonzo Ball. It has even gone as far as Sir Charles challenging Ball to a game of one-on-one which the latter declined stating that The Chuck Wagon was ‘too big.’